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Saturday, April 23, 2011

Calvin Requin Argues About Balance in the Ocean

We recently got a comment about dolphins and sharks...
I enjoy sharks, they are really neat. Although I would not like to swim with them because they have sharp teeth and can swim faster than I can. I do not want to get eaten by a shark, however if a dolphin came and started to attack me I'd be too mesmerized by it's cuteness to do something about it.
 Like I've said before, sharks are not like dolphins. Sharks and dolphins are different, but apparently people think dolphins are better, or more cute than sharks. Again, I present this metaphor from Office Space: Sharks are like the person getting waited on, and dolphins are like the waiter.

Brian is like a dolphin... unoriginal, boring, and attempts to be cute and funny. Peter is like a shark... thinking realistically, not annoying, and doesn't care what others think about him. It's disgusting to think that just because a species is of a different class that it should be treated so differently from the other. It's using stereotypes actually; it would be like standing at an airport and seeing an Arab and someone of European decent. The person who commented would probably be thinking that the Arab was on there to bomb the plane and would never think differently about the other guy. What I'm saying is that both races are equal, and they are different in some ways, but it does not mean that one would be more likely to be a murderer than the other. If you would make a table of how sharks and dolphins work (according to the type of people who made that comment) this would be that list:

Different Different(but better)
Different Different(but better)
Different Different(but better)
Different Different(but better)
Different Different(but better)
Different Different(but better)

If you want to see the comparison more, check out Destiny and Kyle's arguments about balance in Starcraft II:

Part 1
Part 2

---> Calvin Requin <---

---> Calvin Requin <---

Thursday, March 24, 2011

The Situation: Assholes Slaughter Sharks with Shotgun

NEWS! We have some news!

We were informed of a You Tube video containing graphic content that was taken down recently. The video titled "Shark World XXX" has the following description:
Shark man Mike is killing the fuck out of some lucky sharks for science to the gnarly sounds of 'Shark World' by 'The Disapointments' that's 1 'p' motherfuckers.
After some searching, we found no trace of the original videos until we were given a tip of a ZIP file containing not just "Shark World XXX", but other equally disturbing videos. You may be wondering, "What exactly is this video about?" The answer is as fucked up as Charlie Sheen.

These assholes are catching sharks--endangered species of sharks--and shooting them with a shotgun from their boat. Many sharks of multiple species are killed in these three videos. I was also informed that the authorities have been notified of this. As of now we are not sure on the status of the situation. Keep checking in for any updates.

The ZIP files can be downloaded until March 29, 2011 09:55 PST at the link here or:

---> Calvin Requin <---

---> Calvin Requin <---

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Tsunami Causes Devastation in Kesennuma City, Japan

As you may already know, a 8.9 magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Japan on March 11, 2011. The tsunami created by the earthquake completely destroyed coastal cities. Here's the video from Kesennuma City.

Starting at 00:12 you can see something familiar:

The "Kesennuma Rias Shark Museum":

     Remember the articles on Alex Hofford's blog? Japan's Shark Fin Capital, Kesen-numa City from
A quick walk around the town, reveals a parallel universe, where even the most basic concepts of marine conservation do not exist. Just a stone's throw from the dock, is the 'Kesen-numa Rias Shark Museum', which visitors enter through a giant set of shark jaws. Once inside, tourists are first confronted by real copies of faded front pages of tabloid newspapers from around the world that sensationalize shark attacks on swimmers. Make no mistake, sharks are bad, evil, a threat to humanity and they should be eradicated from the face of the earth, the headlines, and so it seems the museum's message screams at us. This despite the fact that humans are statistically far more likely to die from crossing the road, than from an attack by a shark. After passing exhibits relating to the natural history of sharks at the half way mark, visitors leaving the museum pass a glass display box filled with all kinds of products one can make from shark; shark fin soup in a can, shark cartilage pills which are supposedly good for joint pain, and hand-crafted handbags made from shark leather. But not a word about conservation and the critical situation facing global shark stocks due to over-fishing.
Not too far away from that museum sharks were being finned on a massive scale:
     While the devastation caused by the earthquake, tsunami, subsequent fires, and potentially catastrophic nuclear disaster is heartbreaking, "It's almost, kind of an ironic, poetic justice. Like a fuck you from the world's oceans." states a good friend of mine. "...still sad to see the devastation though." I guess the [Oceans] hydropumped it's fucking dick up [Kesennuma City's] ass--as told by Destiny from Starcraft. This is Karma at it's finest. More images of the genocide can be found on our Atrocity Page.

Isn't it time Kesen-numa City, Japan's dirty little shark secret, was shut down too?

---> Calvin Requin <---

---> Calvin Requin <---

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Oh, Dakuwaqa!

     Here's another nice shark personality. The blog Oh, Dakuwaqa! by Anju Sabu features plenty of awesome drawings and a personality that I would expect a shark to have. Even if the comics are about everyday boring stuff that stuff is pretty hilarious.I am a bit jealous because I cannot draw like that. I am an excellent artist, but somehow I cannot draw people at all. Oh, should I mention that I am glad that I am posting on shark drawings instead of asshole fishermen?

---> Calvin Requin <---

---> Calvin Requin <---